By: Karen Struss
There are many types of chronic pain disorders that can vary in intensity from uncomfortable to excruciating and debilitating. Pain that lasts for more than three to six months is generally considered chronic. Because chronic pain can be long-lasting, there are many physiological, psychological and...
By: Suzanne Rose
Fibromyalgia is a difficult disease to endure, causing fatigue, muscle pain, and "tender points," areas that hurt when touched. These may be on the neck, arms, legs, shoulders, backs and hips. Additional symptoms include insomnia, headache, stiffness in the morning, and memory and thinking...
Mind melds coming: The astounding nerve-electronic hybrid
By: Terrence Aym
Someday you might be like Star Trek's Mr. Spock. No, you won't be a Vulcan, but you may have the ability to mind-meld like the popular science fiction character.A discovery about the biological structure of mouse nerve cells has led researchers to consider a...
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Scurvy is caused by a prolonged lack of vitamin C or ascorbic acid. This vitamin is needed for the synthesis of collagen in humans. Collagen is a group of natural proteins that occur in the body. These proteins are necessary for the health and strength...
The role of calcium channels in the fight or flight response
By: Amelia Emery
During the design and evolution of early hominids, a response to prevent early human ancestors from being eaten by the much larger and ferocious predators of that day was developed. Known today as the “fight or flight response”, this hardwired signal to oncoming danger...
By: Terrence Aym
Shepherds still exist. Unlike their European counterparts centuries ago, however, many of today's American herders tend hybrids with human hearts, brains, livers, and a potpourri of other homo-sapiens attributes. The Greeks called them chimeras: lions, goats and serpents fused into terrifying animals; author H.G...
By: Alison Bowler
For the maintenance of good health, humans require a properly balanced diet. When deprived of certain vitamins humans may develop a number of conditions. The condition, scurvy, occurs in people with a dietary absence of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). While most commonly seen in areas...
By: Jessica Williford MSHS, CEHT
Rickets is a disease directly related to loss of Calcium that affects the bones in the body that results in weakening of the bones. This disease is usually hereditary but can be treated with Calcium with the help of Vitamin D for better Absorption along...
By: Jessica Williford MSHS, CEHT
Vitamin C also known as Asorbic acid plays a key role in the prevention of Scurvy. This is because Scurvy is directly linked with deficiency in Vitamin C. Just as a deficiency in vitamin C results in Scurvy; vitamin C is also the treatment to...
By: Lenna Gonya
Historically, the disease known as scurvy, was most associated with sailors from the 17th and 18th centuries. It was prevalent among seafarers since it is caused by a vitamin C deficiency, and foods containing this important vitamin were generally lacking in their diet. While scurvy...

 

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